IOC lifts Kuwait ban for Asian Games

The International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait late yesterday (Thursday), just two days before the start of the Asian Games multi-sport event in Indonesia.

The IOC’s move will allow Kuwaiti athletes to participate at the Games under their own flag. The Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) has been banned by the IOC since October 2015 due to allegations of government interference in sports administration.

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